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Transatlantic Tunnel (1935)

The Tunnel (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Sci-Fi | November 1935 (UK)
A team of international scientists and engineers attempts to build a tunnel under the ocean.

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(novel) (as B. Kellermann), (screen story) (as Kurt Siodmak) | 3 more credits »
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Frederick Robbins
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Ruth McAllan
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Varlia Lloyd
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Basil Sydney ...
Mostyn
Henry Oscar ...
Grellier
Hilda Trevelyan ...
Mary
Cyril Raymond ...
Harriman
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Geoffrey McAllan
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Prime Minister of Great Britain (as Mr. George Arliss)
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President of the United States (as Mr. Walter Huston)
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Engineers Richard McAllan and Frederick Robinson manage to get financial backing for a gigantic project to build a tunnel from England to America. His biggest supporter is Varlia Lloyd, daughter of one of the backers, and she uses her influence more than once to keep the project going. Mack's wife Ruth is also supportive, although his constantly being away on the tunnel project strains their marriage, and affects his relationship with their son. After years of financial skulduggery and physical obstacles under the ocean floor, the tunnel proceeds as Mack's marriage and his friendship with Robbie deteriorate. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The next wonder of the world is the wonder of the movie world

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Transatlantic Tunnel  »

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The film takes place in the 1940s. See more »

Quotes

Varlia Lloyd: You don't like him do you?
Mostyn: One likes human beings.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the opening credits, a card comes up with "Gaumont-British Picture Corpn. Ltd. were fortunate in securing the services of Mr. George Arliss and Mr. Walter Huston for the parts of Prime Minister of Great Britain and President of the United States." See more »

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Version of Der Tunnel (1915) See more »

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Story is about a construction project to build a tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean from England to America
30 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was 11 years old in 1935, and an avid movie goer. I was absolutely fascinated by the idea of digging a tunnel from England to America, no more unbelievable at that time, than building a tunnel under the Channel from England to France which was actually begun by Napoleon in 1802 and completed in the 1990's. It is now over 70 years since I saw the film and cannot remember much of the detail except that the lead actor was Richard Dix who if my memory serves me correctly was the chief engineer. I don't know why it is referred as science fiction as many movies over the years have to do with construction projects, and I saw it as a real happening. Perhaps towards the end of this century it may be accomplished.


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